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제목 [특발성 피로] 특발성 피로에 대한 한방 음악치료의 효과: 증례 연구
특발성 피로에 대한 한방 음악치료의 효과: 증례 연구
Effect of oriental medicine music therapy on idiopathic chronic fatigue: A case study
저자 고석재, 이승현, 김여진, 이진무, 류봉하, 김진성, 박재우
저널명 European Journal of Integrative Medicine 4 (2012) e41-e44
게재일 2011.12.08.
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Introduction : Chronic fatigue is a “"persistent and recurrent fatigue”" that lowers an individual’'s quality of life. The cause and treatment of idiopathic chronic fatigue (ICF) have not been clearly established. Oriental medicine music therapy (OMMT), which is one of the alternative therapies applied to many chronic diseases, is distinct from conventional music therapies in terms of active participation and being originated from the theory of traditional oriental medicine. Many studies have shown that patients with chronic fatigue are related to hypocortisolism. Based on salivary cortisol concentration, a validated fatigue severity scale (FSS) and visual analog scale (VAS) of overall fatigue, we identified a patient who recovered from ICF with the aid of OMMT.

Materials and methods : An outpatient with ICF was treated with OMMT for 40 min (1 session) 3 times a week. The treatment included listening to selected music and playing a musical instrument under the direction of an oriental music therapist. Twelve sessions of treatment were conducted, with salivary cortisol concentration measured before each session. The FSS and VAS were checked each week.

Results : After treatment with OMMT, the values of the FSS and VAS were significantly decreased. In contrast, the salivary cortisol concentration increased, which generally could indicate a recovery from chronic fatigue.

Conclusions : This case suggests that OMMT may be an alternative treatment for ICF.
페이지 URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876382011001788
연구가 가지는 의의 특발성 만성 피로는 특별한 치료법이 없는 지속적이고 만성적인 치료로서 생명을 위협하는 중대한 질병은 아니나 삶의 질을 떨어뜨리기 때문에 많은 연구가 이루어져 왔다. 본 논문은 한방 음악치료가 특발성 만성피로를 개선시켰다는 증례 연구로서 피로의 수치와 관련이 있는 객관적 지표인 타액 코티솔도 개선되었음을 보여준데 또한 의의가 있다고 하겠다. 본 연구를 토대로 대규모 무작위 배정 대조 연구나 기타 치료와의 비교 연구도 가능하리라 기대할 수 있다.

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